WordPress got its start as a blogging platform over a decade ago, but it’s grown into a full-blown CMS (content management system) since then.
I got my start with WordPress within the first couple of years after it got started. I used it for blogging, but as its capabilities grew, I started using it for more things, and even sites that didn’t have blogs at all.
Now, there’s almost no limit to what you can do if you learn WordPress (beyond the basics of posting content). You can create ecommerce sites, event sites, small business sites, big business sites, directories, and almost anything else you can think of. And it’s still great for blogs, too!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration before tackling your next (or first!) WordPress project, check out these 43 sites!
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WordPress is super popular among design agencies, and not just for their clients’ sites. It’s also a favorite choice for their own websites. Whether it’s a simple portfolio for a web designer or a full-blown corporate site for a digital agency handling everything from web development to marketing, WordPress is a very common choice to power agency sites. Check out a few of the awesome examples here:
2. Ant Built
3. Wonder Wild
Media and Entertainment Sites
Its roots in blogging makes WordPress an obvious choice for media sites. Entertainers (including big names like Alanis Morissette) have websites built on WordPress, and even high-profile magazines like The New Yorker run their sites on WordPress. Below are a few more to check out:
8. The Main
10. Film Shortage
11. The Forecaster
13. The New Yorker
While WordPress isn’t an e-commerce platform out of the box, plugins like WooCommerce can make it suitable for almost any online store. Check out the ones here for some ideas!
16. Forage & Graze
19. Dark Horse
23. Mini Learners
26. Modern Farmer
27. The Untold Wish
WordPress is open source (meaning the code is freely available), which makes it a great choice for non-profits and charities who can’t budget for proprietary software (or would rather spend those funds on their actual mission).
34. Too Young to Wed
36. Amala Foundation
There are tons of corporate sites that run on WordPress, including big names like The New York Times Company’s corporate site and Sony Music.
37. Sony Music
40. True Ventures
Guess what? Skillcrush runs on WordPress! And so do a ton of college and university sites, as well as educational organizations like Ladies Learning Code.
Cameron is a staff writer here at Skillcrush, and spends most of her time writing and editing blog posts and Ultimate Guides. She's been a freelance writer, editor, and author for going on a decade, writing for some of the world's leading web design and tech blogs. When she's not writing about design, she spends her time writing screenplays and making films (and music videos for rock and metal bands!) in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.